Franklin J. Schaffner Biography (1920-)

Full name, Franklin James Schaffner; born May 30, 1920, in Tokyo, Japan; sonof Paul Franklin and Sarah (Swords) Schaffner; married Helen Jean Gilchrist,April 17, 1948; children: Jenny, Kate. Addresses: HOME--2159 La Mesa Chene, Santa Monica, CA 90402. OFFICE--Executive Business Management, 132 S. Rodeo, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. AGENT-- Jeff Berg, International Creative Management, 8899 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
May 30, 1920
Tokyo, Japan

Famous Works

  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
  • Director, Advise and Consent, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1960.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • Man at station, The Double Man, Warner Brothers, 1967.
  • FIRST FILM WORK--Director, A Summer World (unfinished, 1961), Twentieth Century-Fox.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK; DIRECTOR
  • The Stripper (also known as Woman of Summer), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963.
  • The Best Man, United Artists, 1964.
  • The War Lord, Universal, 1965.
  • The Double Man, Warner Brothers, 1967.
  • Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
  • Patton (also known as Patton--Lust for Glory and Patton: A Salute to a Rebel), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970.
  • (also producer) Nicholas and Alexandra, Columbia, 1971.
  • (also producer with Robert Dorfman) Papillon, Allied Artists, 1973.
  • Islands in the Stream, Paramount, 1977.
  • The Boys from Brazil, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978.
  • (also executive producer) Sphinx, Warner Brothers, 1981.
  • Yes, Giorgio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.
  • Lionheart, Orion, 1987.
  • Welcome Home, Columbia, 1989.
  • Also assistant director, March of Time series.
  • PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; ALL AS DIRECTOR,UNLESS INDICATEDSERIES Wesley,CBS, 1949.
  • (also producer) Studio One, CBS, 1948-51 and 1952-56.
  • Ford Theatre, CBS, 1951-52.
  • Person to Person, CBS, 1956-58.
  • (also producer with Worthington Miner, George Roy Hill, and Fielder Cook)Kaiser Aluminum Hour, NBC, 1957-58.
  • Playhouse 90, CBS, 1958-60.
  • (also producer) DuPont Show of the Week, ABC, 1963-65.
  • Credits; PILOTS
  • One-Eyed Jacks Are Wild (unaired), 1966.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • "Twelve Angry Men," Studio One, CBS, 1954.
  • "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," Ford Star Jubilee, CBS, 1955.
  • The Defenders, CBS.
  • Credits; PLAYS
  • The World's Greatest Robbery, The Army Game, and The Cruel Day.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • "Broadway," The Best of Broadway, CBS, 1955.
  • (also producer) "The Wide Open Door," ABC Stage '67, ABC, 1967.
  • Also United Nations Telecast, 1950; and Tour of the White House (documentary), 1962.

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